Norfolk & Suffolk: Trafficking Arrests

3 April 2014, 11:26

Six people have been arrested in Norfolk and Suffolk on suspicion of trafficking and the unlicensed supply of workers.

The arrests were made this morning, Wednesday 2 April, as part of a joint operation between Norfolk Police, Suffolk Police and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA). They were investigating people trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation.

A warrant was executed in Great Yarmouth which resulted in the arrest of three men and a woman. The men, aged 29, 32 and 33 years old and all from the town were arrested on suspicion of trafficking and unlicensed supply of workers.

A 22-year-old woman also from Great Yarmouth was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

All four were taken to the Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre.

In Suffolk police arrested a 29-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds and a 37-year-old woman from Ipswich also on suspicion of trafficking and supplying unlicensed workers.

Both were taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

If anyone suspects someone of being involved in people trafficking they are asked to contact police immediately on 101.

UPDATE 3rd April

All six people have been released on bail and are due to return to police on May 29th.